Slow-Cooker Chunky Pork and Mushroom Spaghetti Sauce

Slow-Cooker Chunky Pork and Mushroom Spaghetti Sauce

Flavorful pork ribs replace the usual ground beef or sausage in family-pleasing spaghetti.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

8:35

Hrs:Mins

Makes

8

servings

1 1/2
lb boneless pork country-style ribs
1
cup frozen onions, celery, bell pepper and parsley seasoning blend (from 12-oz bag), thawed
1
can (29 oz) tomato puree
1
can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained
1
tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1
teaspoon sugar
1
teaspoon fennel seed
1
package (8 oz) sliced fresh mushrooms (3 cups)
1
package (16 oz) spaghetti
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
Grated Parmesan cheese, if desired
  1. In 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix all ingredients except mushrooms, spaghetti and oil.
  2. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.
  3. Using 2 forks, break pork into bite-size pieces in cooker. Stir in mushrooms. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 15 to 20 minutes. Meanwhile, cook and drain spaghetti as directed on package.
  4. Stir oil into sauce. Serve over hot spaghetti. Sprinkle with cheese.
Makes 8 servings (1 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Kitchen Tips
The frozen seasoning blend is found near the bags of chopped onion in the frozen vegetable section.
Stirring olive oil into the spaghetti sauce at the end of the cooking time smoothes out the sharp flavor of the tomato.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 480
    • (Calories from Fat 120),
  • Total Fat 13g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 50mg;
  • Sodium 890mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 62g
    • (Dietary Fiber 6g,
    • Sugars 12g),
  • Protein 28g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 3 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 2 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.